Category: Counselling & Therapy

Doing good is good for your mental wellness

Doing good is good for your mental wellness

When last did you volunteer for something – whether at work, at home or at school? In a society that idealises individualism, capitalism and self-promotion, there are some fundamental activities that can get ignored, side-lined or downplayed. One of these is volunteering – an activity that covers a multitude of scenarios and can increase general…

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Mental Health is a ‘whole person’ therapeutic solution

Mental Health is a ‘whole person’ therapeutic solution

If we are to improve our Mental Wellness, we need to start focussing on a perspective that comes from looking at how the whole person engages with themselves and the world around them.  Don’t get me wrong, there is profound benefit in therapy, counselling and using psychological tools to develop greater resilience and a deeper…

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Lack of sleep is directly related to your mood and mental health

Lack of sleep is directly related to your mood and mental health

In 1942 the average adult slept 7.9 hours a night. Now adults average 6.5 hours sleep a night. I do not know at what point in the last 8 decades we decided as a society that ‘powering through’ on as little sleep as possible was either heroic or promotion worthy.  Too often I’ve participated in…

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Follow the Sunshine

Follow the Sunshine

I was talking to a client the other day, who struggles with depression and anxiety (which many of us do at some point or another). They were saying that there are moments when they feel a little like the gloom has lifted and they feel inspired and ready to take things on. They get busy…

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What is Resilience and Grit?

What is Resilience and Grit?

Resilience & grit are the current Mental Health buzzwords thrown together in a sentence to describe good character traits one needs to have to resist negative mental health. By their being bound together in this way, they seem to have morphed into synonyms (having the same meaning) rather than being seen as synonymous (closely associated)…

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The 50 shades of mental health

The 50 shades of mental health

Mental Health is not a black and white condition that consists of either having ‘good mental health’ or a ‘mental health issue’. Every minute of every day we all find ourselves at various places on the mental health spectrum, dealing with things life throws at us in bespoke, circumstantial ways. Sometimes we work through or…

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Are mobile phones changing our biological – and therefore mental health?

Are mobile phones changing our biological – and therefore mental health?

Can excessive exposure to Electromagnetic Fields (from your mobile, Bluetooth devices, wifi networks etc) cause anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, tiredness, attention dysfunction, irritability and other health-related issues? Martin Pall, PhD’s research suggests that the cells most damaged by exposure to EMF radiation are concentrated in the nervous system and how these cells communicate with each…

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